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Shakespeare's erotic mythology and Ovidian Renaissance culture

Author: Agnès Lafont
Publisher: Farnham, Surrey, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Taking cross-disciplinary and comparative approaches to the volume's subject, this exciting collection of essays offers a reassessment of Shakespeare's erotic and Ovidian mythology within classical and continental aesthetic contexts. Through extensive examination of mythological visual and textual material, scholars explore the transmission and reinvention of Ovidian eroticism in Shakespeare's plays to show how  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: William Shakespeare; Ovid; Ovid; William Shakespeare; Publius Ovidius Naso; William Shakespeare
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Agnès Lafont
ISBN: 9781409451310 1409451313 1409451321 9781409451327 1472406672 9781472406675
OCLC Number: 827848918
Description: xiii, 202 pages : illustration (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: List of figures and plates --
Notes on contributors --
Acknowledgements --
Textual notes --
Introduction: interacting with Eros: Ovid and Shakespeare / Agnes Lafont --
Part I: Erotic Aesthetics and Printing Politics: Ovid's 'meta-metamorphosis': book illustration and the circulation of erotic iconographical patterns / Ilaria Andreoli --
Political uses of erotic power in an Elizabethan mythological programme: dangerous interactions with Diana in Hardwick Hall / Agnes Lafont --
Part II: Shakespeare's Erotic Power of Imagination: Erotic fancy-fantasy in Venus and Adonis, A Midsummer Night's Dream and Anthony and Cleopatra / Francois Laroque --
Erotic perspectives: when Pyramus and Thisbe meet Hero and Leander in Romeo and Juliet / Janice Valls-Russell --
Part III: Shakespeare's Erotic Power of Recreation (and Miscreation) --
Parodic Interactions with Darker Desires: Priapus in Shakespeare: luxuriant gardens and luxurious brothels / Frederic Delord --
Parody and the erotic beast: relocating Titania and Bottom / Stuart Sillars --
Flirting with Erotic Taboos: Cupid, infantilism and maternal desire on the early modern stage / Jane Kingsley-Smith --
Queering Pygmalion: Ovid, Euripides and The Winter's Tale / Sarah Annes Brown --
Deadly Rapture: The 'new Gorgon': Eros, terror. and violence in Macbeth / Marguerite Tassi --
Part IV: Coda --
Femmina masculo e masculo femmina : Ovidian mythical structures, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and As You Like It / Yves Peyre --
General bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: edited by Agnès Lafont, Université́ Paul-Valé́ry Montpellier III, France.

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